Posts from the ‘Events’ category

Bikes here, bikes there, bikes blooming everywhere!

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The red lights are on, the sky is clear and the moon is conspicuously absent. Perfect stargazing conditions at the Herstmonceux astronomy festival this weekend.

Time to sketch Dome A at twilight, before admiring a staggeringly clear Milky Way, Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s Galilean moons. I had to eat a Mars bar to come back down to Earth!So cool!

Scream! Scream! No, that’s not the sound of children opening their presents. It’s the shrieks of the brave swimmers of Brighton and Hove taking their annual dip in The Channel on Christmas Morning! Happy Christmas!!

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I prepared for sketching at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this weekend with Monika Zagrobelna’s really helpful blog post on how to draw horses.

Capturing these gorgeous beauties from life is a very different matter, but I fixed my eye on the prize and let the pen ride the page.

The ones that look like big dogs are Shetland Ponies. The others I blame on the champagne.

The tea tent was a gentle trot in comparison!

It was all so exciting that I forgot to sketch the queen!

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A gorgeous day for the start of the Brighton festival children’s parade which kicked off this weekend. Featured on the left are Patcham Junior School with Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe. Many headed to the beach afterwards – melted and exhausted!

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